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Solving Poor Flow & Leveling Problems2018-12-19T09:15:18-05:00

SOLVING

POOR FLOW & LEVELING PROBLEMS

POOR FLOW & LEVELING

Failure of paint to dry to a smooth film, resulting in unsightly brush and roller marks after the paint dries. 

POSSIBLE CAUSES:

  • Use of lower quality paint
  • Application of additional paint to “touch up” partially dried painted areas.
  • Re-brushing or re-rolling partially dried painted areas.
  • Use of the wrong type of roller cover or poor quality brush.

SOLUTION:

  • Use top quality latex paints, which are generally formulated with ingredients that enhance paint flow.
  • Brush and roller marks thus tend to “flow out” and form a smooth film.
  • When using a roller, be sure to use a cover with the recommended nap length for the type of paint being used.
  • Use of a high quality brush is important; a poor brush can result in bad flow and leveling with any paint.

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: Images & information provided by The Rohm & Hass Paint Quality Institute.